Exeter, New South Wales

Exeter /ˈɛksɪtər/ is a village in the Southern Highlands district of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. It has a station on the Main Southern railway line south of Sydney.

New South Wales
Exeter central business district (6820659712).jpg
Exeter central business district
Exeter is located in New South Wales
Coordinates34°37′S 150°19′E / 34.617°S 150.317°E / -34.617; 150.317Coordinates: 34°37′S 150°19′E / 34.617°S 150.317°E / -34.617; 150.317
Population949 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation723 m (2,372 ft)
LGA(s)Wingecarribee Shire
RegionSouthern Highlands
ParishSutton Forest
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal division(s)


The village was founded by James Badgery, who was born in the city of Exeter in Devon, England. He arrived in New South Wales in 1799, and by 1812 was operating a farm with the name "Exeter" on the site of the present village.

There was a railway accident at Exeter in fog on a single line in 1914, killing 14 people.

At the 2016 census, Exeter had a population of 949.[1]

Heritage listingsEdit

Exeter has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Schools in Exeter:

  • Exeter Public School


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Exeter (NSW)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 July 2017.  
  2. ^ "Exeter Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment & Heritage. H01142. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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